KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Whit Merrifield, Maikel Franco and Jorge Soler homered, and the Kansas City Royals stopped a six-game slide with a 13-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs Thursday.
Soler and Salvador Perez each had three hits and two RBIs, helping Brad Keller to the win in his first major league appearance in nearly a year.
Keller, who opened the season on the injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus, struck out seven in five scoreless innings.
Kansas City finished with a season-high 18 hits. It scored a total of 14 runs during its losing streak.
Rookie Nick Heath collected his first MLB hit Thursday night.